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Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

Michele Borba February 20, 2016 Comments Off on Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Kids (Part II)

In my last post (3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness) I described three skills (brainstorming, self-reliance, and decision making) that help kids become resourceful and resilient. Here are three more essential and teachable skills (how to negotiate

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3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

Michele Borba February 18, 2016 Comments Off on 3 Skills That Teach Resourcefulness

Three crucial and teachable skills that help kids become self-reliant, resourceful and resilient. Raising your child to become independent is among your most important parenting tasks. After all, one of your key goals is

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10 Tools to Help Kids Manage Fear and Be Less Anxious

10 Tools to Help Kids Manage Fear and Be Less Anxious

Michele Borba March 17, 2014 Comments Off on 10 Tools to Help Kids Manage Fear and Be Less Anxious

Bombings, tornadoes, terrorist alerts, hurricanes, school shootings, super storms have boosted all our jitters lately, but don’t forget our children. I’ve received dozens of parent emails and media calls these past few days asking

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100 Ways to Let Kids Know You Care

100 Ways to Let Kids Know You Care

Michele Borba December 5, 2013 Comments Off on 100 Ways to Let Kids Know You Care

I’ve just come from keynoting a conference on how to stop school shootings and bullying. The audience was packed: educators, mental health professionals, law enforcement, parents as well as elected officials who represented 23

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Friendship Matters: Helping Kids Make and Keep Friends

Friendship Matters: Helping Kids Make and Keep Friends

Michele Borba October 13, 2013 Comments Off on Friendship Matters: Helping Kids Make and Keep Friends

Research-based steps to boost children’s social-emotional learning and help them acquire crucial friendship-making skills to fit in, be less-likely to be excluded and bullied, and more content with life!  Let’s face it, some kids

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Dangers of Over-Praising Kids

Michele Borba March 13, 2013 Comments Off on Dangers of Over-Praising Kids

Are you a praise-aholic parent? Beware, new research shows the wrong praise cab decrease kid self-esteem, motivation, effort, and achievement. How to use praise the “right way.”  “Atta girl!” “Super, sweetie!” “Good job!” “You’re

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